Quinta Bella Vista is an iconic estate located in the historical Spanish Colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Often referred to as the Heart of Mexico due to the city’s location in the middle of the country as well as for its participation in the Mexican Revolution against Spain. Quinta Bella Vista spans almost 60 years of history. The architects that have contributed to this architectural masterpiece include Charles Pagan, Jorge Dutton, and Tom Brightman. The original owners started the chamber music society in San Miguel de Allende and the grand salon showcased performances by Leonard Bernstein, Mary Martin, and John Davidson.
Quinta Bella Vista makes a lasting impression with its grand entry, stone facade, formal gardens, and comfortable parking for ten cars. The 12,700 square foot, 9-bedroom residence is one of San Miguel de Allende’s most exclusive luxury estates. This private, secure compound is located on a promontory point with 1 1/2 acres of land with unobstructed views of San Miguel de Allende’s churches, mountain ranges, lakes, landmarks, and neighborhoods. The property includes three separate homes.
The main home consists of four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, a formal dining room with herringbone tunneled boveda ceilings, and a sprawling outdoor patio. A grand salon with floor to ceiling windows and a dramatic custom chandelier offers an elegant setting for formal or informal entertainment. The master bedroom wing on the main level is equipped with an en-suite bathroom, a comfortable sitting area with a cantera stoned fireplace, a shaded patio, and an office.
The charming two-bedroom guest house has a foyer adorned with a trompe l’oeil hand-painted entry, imported painted wooden columns, and a large Moroccan chandelier. There is a spacious master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two guest bedrooms, a double-height living room, and terraces. This guest house has an open living, dining, and kitchen area, and a stunning patio with sweeping views.
The detached casita offers two bedrooms and a loft, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen, and patio. With its own designated entrance, it serves a comfortable accommodation for visitors.
If you would like to expand this compound, there are other building sites on the property including one with an entrance on the historic street of Chorro, near the Capilla Santa Cruz del Chorro, a very important religious site dating back to the XVII Century.
The lush terraced gardens are a work of art landscaped by Timothy Wachter. Meander through the various paths and enjoy nature in the strategically placed seating areas and terraces throughout. The garden has several microclimates supporting different varieties of plants, cactus, cypress, olive pepper, jacaranda, groves of bamboo, and fruit trees.
Additional amenities include security, privacy, views, a grotto with a jetted hot tub, massage room, additional storage, two parking entrances and staff quarters.
This majestic compound offers peace and solitude as well as the ability to entertain in a grand scale. Quinta Bella Vista is a perfect estate for the discerning buyer.